#262 – Imposter Syndrome


Chip and Veronica discuss how imposter syndrome can manifest and sabotage our lives and sobriety. It creates fear and anxiety that have to be managed as we judge our insides by other people’s outsides.

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about this episode

“I would sabotage opportunities. I would just find a way out of it because the fear was so much.” – Veronica Valli

Imposter syndrome is that nagging feeling of being a fraud, of not deserving our success, no matter how much we achieve. It affects many of us, regardless of where we are in the sobriety journey, and this week, Chip and I are exploring how it shows up, our struggles with feeling like phonies, and the impact it has on your sobriety.

In today’s conversation, Chip and I talk about:

  • The original definition of imposter syndrome
  • Self-sabotage and cognitive distortion related to imposter syndrome
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome in professional and social settings and the connection to self-doubt and anxiety
  • Comparison and the tendency to diminish our accomplishments
  • How imposter syndrome affects our decision-making processes
  • What it looks like to take ownership of your accomplishments and sobriety
  • The need to overcome imposter syndrome in sobriety
  • Similarities and differences in how imposter syndrome shows up in the UK and the US
  • Feeling like an imposter in recovery and the need for acceptance
  • How imposter syndrome affects your mental health
  • The role of alcohol in relieving stress and the importance of self-worth
  • Recognizing that everyone has hidden struggles

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